1997 Chevrolet Corvette Overview


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Vette by Bobby
 — My 1997 corvette is my favorite car I've owned. It has been nearly problem free. There are so many after market parts available I was able to customize it to my liking. I always get compliments on it... Read More
A Corvette Make You Happy. by Carlos2121
 — Only 9,780 build. The 1997 was new LT1 corvette,Low maintenance will not brake you wallet. Fun to drive and very fast. Cost very little to own. Happy cruzing. FUN,FUN,FUN,FUN,FUN,FUN,FUN,and more F... Read More
Best Bang For Your Buck In The World. by Bill
 — Drove one, had to have one immediately. I've driven all sorts of vehicles and the acceleration, handling and braking on the Corvette is superb. Parts are cheap and easy to replace, and you can buy o... Read More

1997 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

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1997 Chevrolet Corvette

*History of the 1997 Corvette*

Built as the first model year of the new C5 platform (1997-2004), the 1997 Corvette is known as the most retooled version of the historic car since 1953. Of particular note is the use of a "transaxle," the first time this car had its transmission placed in the back of the car, thus placing more weight and grip over the rear tires.

Additional new features included a new C5 engine. The LS-1 engine was a new all aluminum design that put out 345 horsepower. The resulting 0-60 mph times of 4.8 seconds put it in the same performance class as the most expensive cars of its time (Ferrari etc).

Despite its "exotic" peformance numbers, the 1997 Corvette is known as a good daily driver. Consumers consistently applaud its exceptional cornering ability, good price/performance characteristics and its head turning styling. Many feel that this is the great "american" sportscar.


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